Laboratory Facilities

IDL has its own laboratory facilities where testing is carried out in accordance with BS1377, BS 812, ISRM and other relevant standards.

Our extensive storage depot ensures that all soil and rock core samples are stored, logged and photographed in accordance with BS5930.



Our experienced Geotechnical Engineers provide Interpretive and Factual Reports incorporating the following:

  • gINT software package for soil and rock core logging
  • AGS import/export
  • Autocad
  • PDF, Word and Excel
  • Geo-slope Office
  • Classification (moisture content, Atterberg limits)
  • Particle Size Distribution
  • Hydrometer / Sedimentation
  • Compaction (MCV, CBR)
  • Bulk Density, Specific Gravity
  • Consolidation (Oedometer)
  • Triaxial
  • Vane
  • Shear Box
  • Chemical (pH, Sulphate, Chloride, Organic Content)
  • Contamination
  • Permeability

  • Point Load
  • UCS
  • Slake Durability
  • Ten Per Cent Fines
  • Petrographic Analysis
  • Density
  • Los Angeles test
  • Particle Shape, Flakiness Index
  • Polished Stone Value
  • Soundness test